Bangor Public Works employees install the city’s holiday tree in West Market Square on Tuesday morning. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the 40s with a chance of rain across the state. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here. Here’s the latest on gas prices in Maine.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

Another Mainer has died and 134 more coronavirus cases reported across the state, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the statewide death toll to 2,722 as of Thursday morning. Check out our tracker for more information.

Ruth White is one of the best Maine high school runners of all time

The Orono junior is about to run in one of the biggest races of her life so far, the Champs Northeast Regional, in New York City on Saturday.

Bangor church feeds growing homeless population this Thanksgiving

James Bodge has not had a consistent place to sleep since last winter, but on Thanksgiving, he sat at a table near the front door of the Mansion Church.

Houlton couple who lost one business to COVID expands general store with gasoline

The resourcefulness of Geno and Laura Seiders shows how rural people often have to adapt quickly to changes affecting their financial stability.

5 figures show Maine’s cooling 2022 housing market

Despite the Maine housing market continuing to cool in October. there still were big wins for some sellers.

Long-lost Maine music recordings reveal voices from the past

The recordings Matt Shipman made reveal the voices and music of players now mostly dead and gone.

I bagged an 8-point buck during my 1st self-sufficient deer hunt

“I am very grateful for the life of my beautiful buck. I will cherish every meal he provides, and he will have a permanent place of honor in my home.”

In other Maine news …

Researchers seek lost Indigenous boarding school graves

Susan Collins and Angus King optimistic that elector reform bill will pass

Portland officials recommend zoning changes for Roux Institute

City Councilor Kate Lewis nominated as South Portland’s next mayor